Diflucan for recurrent yeast infections

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Avatar f tn This all started about 4th months ago when i had a yeast infection and a UTI. I was put on Diflucan and Microbid for the UTI. Then my period came around and another yeast infection came. Took another Diflucan. Then the next month i had to get my wisdom teeth taken out and was put on a week of Penicillin four times a day. That caused another yeast infection when my period came around, but that time i had went into my doctors office and i was positive for yeast and BV.
Avatar n tn Did your partner also get tested for herpes to know their own status too? Yeast infections can be an issue for some women. Talk to your gyn about going on long term diflucan to help get rid of the yeast. Also you might want to check out fem dophilus by jarrow online too. It's a probiotic that has been shown to replace the "good" bacteria in we gals urogenital tract to help reduce uti's and vaginitis. Might be worthwhile to give a try.
Avatar f tn I know that bowel and bladder symptoms are fairly common but any of you females have trouble with recurrent yeast infections?? I've never had a problem with this until last March. Now it is one after another with a max of 2 weeks between. I've been on Diflucan more times than I can count, including 1x/week for 2 months. Worked great while on it, once off, back to the same problem. I've been doing the yogurt thing and even tried the capsules that are supposed to contain the good bacteria.
Avatar n tn I have been having yeast infections for the last 2 yeast off and on, been to many docs and still cant get them to stay away. I have been on flygal, diflucan, creams and all why do they keep comeing back what can i do to keep them away? PLEASE HELP!
Avatar f tn I always get yeast infections after oral sex with my boyfriend. It hasnt always been like this but after the first time i got one they have always came back after oral. We got my boyfriend a diflucan to take but it didnt seem to help. what can i do to stop these other than stopping oral sex completely.
Avatar m tn I'm 21 years old and I've had chronic yeast infections (4-6 a year) for about 3 years now. 2 years ago my doctor prescribed Diflucan and it worked well for a while (cleared up the infection right away). About 8 months ago the Diflucan stopped being as effective, and I would have to take one 150mg pill then followed by another 150mg pill 3 days later. For the past 6 months I've had a yeast infection that has not really gone away.
Avatar n tn There are also pills the doctor can give you that are very effective. It's also important to be checked for diabetes if you suffer from recurrent yeast infections--they are more common in diabetics.
Avatar n tn That your symptoms are classic and improve promptly on standard yeast treatments also supports that diagnosis. CDC has standard recommendations for recurrent yeast infections, such as once weekly fluconazole (Diflucan); you might talk to your provider about this and other approaches, and perhaps suggest he take a look at CDC's treatment recommendations (http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/#tg2006).
Avatar n tn Prior to tx, I had chronic sinus/bronchitis infections, oral candida, yeast infections, and was on numerous steroid inhalers, steroids for asthma, and antibodics.Since being on tx, the oral candida and vaginal yeast infections are almost back-to-back (in mouth or down there).MD confirmed ALOT of vaginal yeast.I requested a blood test for candida in the bloodstream, but doc refused, saying it was the interferon making me feel so terrible.
Avatar f tn For the past 6 + months i have been battlling recurrent yeast and bacterial infections. I have been on multiple doses of Diflucan, Terazol, Monistat, and clindamycin. Nothing seems to help. The doctor just says she doesnt know and prescribes something else. I am getting extremely frustrated and depressed and dont know what else to do. I tried adding a daily dose of probiotic every day (did that for several months) and that only seemed to exacerbate things.
Avatar f tn I am suffering from recurring yeast infections. I have taken Diflucan and several prescription as well as over the counter medications. After completing treatment and the symptoms go away for a few days, the symptoms can reoccur-sometimes within days. What can I do to successfully treat the yeast infections and limit the number of occurences.?
Avatar n tn If there is pain associated with your symptoms you may have something more than just a chronic yeast infection. Yeast is blamed all to often for discharge and vaginitis. As for it passing back and forth, I highly doubt it, especially if your husband has no outward signs of a y.i. I was told by a leading doctor in the field of vulvar/vaginal pain, that 50% of all yeast cultures, slides and koh preps are negative. This does not mean that there is nothing there, just that it's hard to verify.
Avatar n tn Why take the chance of getting recurrent yeast infections? Just a thought. We don't recommend self-medicating.
Avatar n tn I've been battling Yeast infections for almost a year. I gave up on OTC creams after months of the infections coming back. Within the last few months I've tried every natural cure possible. you name it, yogurt, garlic, vinegar, tea tree oil, expensive products like threelac. I recently ordered candisil, but it doesnt seem to be helping either. In January of this year, I noticed an odor to the discharge.
Avatar n tn I have frequent recurrent yeast infections and I am severely allergic to diflucan. I had an anaphalactic reaction to it. I have been tested for diabetes for the recurring yeast infection part but I am not diabetic. What is a drug i can take that will help with my problem. I already tried probiotics and low sugar high yogurt diets nothing seems to help and my medical provider doesn't know what kind of antifungal meds to put me on.
Avatar m tn The main thing is to first be certain that yeast in fact explains your current symptoms. It is possible but uncommon for yeast infections not to respond to the treatments you have had, and other things can cause similar symptoms. For example, if your main symptom is burning or itching, you might have idiopathic vulvodynia.
Avatar f tn I then went to my gyn and found out i had a bacterial vaginosis and ever since then after that i was found to have a yeast infection which keeps coming back. I have been suffering from recurrent yeast infections for the past 7 months now. I tried everything from wearing loose pants to changing my diet to cut out as much sugar as i can but nothing works.
Avatar m tn I’ve read herpes can cause yeast infections. Is that true, if so does this seem to be the case here? 4. Does negative HSV-2 result in December (21.5 wks) pretty much eliminate that? Friend tested in Dec; negative HSV-2 positive HSV-1 (from childhood; no visible outbreaks while we were together). 5. At 5 months, about a 15% possibility of false negative for HSV-1? 6. What’s your take?
Avatar n tn I also have been having problems with recurrent yeast infections for the past year. I started using suppositories, like Monostat, and pills, like Diflucan, with occasional success. For the most part, though, the damn infection just kept coming back. We probably have the same story - I tested negative for every STD in the book, and negative for hypothyroidism, diabetes, and HIV (all of which evidently have ties to yeast infections).
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with HSV1 and negative for type 2. I have had recurrent vaginal yeast infections for years. I have never had a cold sore nor a genital outbreak(that I know of). Something has my immune system compromised because I can not clear up the infections. Something will work, but within a week I have it right back. I was tested twice to make sure it was type 1 and not 2. Could these recurrent yeast infections be herpes outbreaks?
Avatar n tn I hear this happening all the time and over prescribing of antibiotics is why we have so many antibiotic resistant bacteria (superbugs) in the U.S. (as well as women with yeast infections!). If this yeast infection continues to recur, boric acid suppositories may be warranted. Keep us posted on how you are doing.
Avatar f tn back to the infections... for 9 months i switched between yeast and bacterial infections until i finally got a normal flora culture back. however, since then i have had redness and sex is very painful.
Avatar n tn Never had any sign of herpes. I get Chronic yeast infections (for about a year) that respond nicely to Diflucan. (Latex condoms immediately trigger yeast infections in me; I use non-latex now.) Unfortunately, as soon as the yeast infection clears up, it's followed immediately by a bacterial infection. Sometimes there's blood in the discharge. This has been going on for about a year now. I take Flagyl for the BVs.
Avatar n tn In addition to this I was treated with oral medication instead of creams. Diflucan for YI and a some certain antibiotic for BV. I always urinate after sex and cleanse the area with water and never change laundry detergent. I've been ok for several years now. I understand how frustrating this can be, keep trying to work with a doctor and if your doesn't seem to be taking a thorough approach see someone else.
Avatar f tn Hello, This can be due to recurrent yeast infection. Various reasons for recurrent or persistent fungal infection are incomplete treatment, treatment resistance , co-existing dermatitis, diabetes and low immunity. Treatment resistance can be overcome by applying a cream with a combination of antifungals (Clotrimazole 1%, Miconazole nitrate 2%, Tolnaftate 1% and Butenafine hydrochloride 1%) and oral antifungals.
Avatar f tn Could this cause a yeast infection so bad that Diflucan is not working? I now have to go to a specialist. Im a hypochondriac but I just wan to know what's wrong with me already! Please help! If this infact just yeast why won't it go away!? And how will the specialists get it to go away since the the Diflucan isn't working. I've also taken flagyl which says no trich and no vaganoisis please help?
1142929 tn?1271626435 Hi. So I took medicine for a bacterial infection and for a yeast infection a week or two later. I have had problems ever since, for the past four months. I was tested for herpes and every other STD in October and all was negative. Since then, the only contact I have had with a guy is fingering...once in December which didn't really change anything and once last month, which made me worse, as it was very rough fingering. I don't understand why this is happening to me.
Avatar n tn I am a 38 year old male in a monogamous relationship. For the last 3 years now, I have had recurrent "jock itch" infections. I have been to my GP, been to a Dermatologist, and used every OTC jock itch cream known to man. I've used Gold Bond powders, Miconazole powder, and just plain baby powder. The dermatologist did a fungal smear that came back negative, but he still thought it appeared to be jock itch.
Avatar f tn You should take this drug only under medical supervision. For recurrent candidiasis, we use topical or oral antifungals but for longer than usual. This may be for 7-14 days for topical treatments followed by fluconazole tablet once per week. This is called maintenance treatment, which often prevents thrush from recurring. Sometimes it is followed for 6 weeks.